2 critically injured after shooting in southeast Columbus


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police are investigating after two people were shot in southeast Columbus. 

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 3:22 a.m., Thursday, officers were called to the 1500 block of Smith Road on the report of someone down from a fireworks incident.  

As officers responded, they were notified by dispatchers that it was a shooting with several gunshots fired.  

When officers arrived on scene, they found one man lying next to porch, unresponsive, suffering from a head injury.  

A second man was with a gunshot wound to his lower body.  

They were taken to an area hospital in critical condition, but both have been stabilized.  

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to call the CPD Felony Assualt Unit at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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